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File:Follower of Jheronimus Bosch Christ in Limbo.jpg|thumb|right|300px|''Christ in Limbo'' ( 1575) by an anonymous follower of Hieronymus Bosch In the Catholic theology|theology of the Catholic Church, '''Limbo''' (Latin ''wikt:limbus|limbus'', edge or boundary, referring to the "edge" of Christian views on hell|Hell) is a speculative idea about the afterlife condition of those who die in original sin without being assigned to the Hell|Hell of the Damned. Medieval theologians of western Europe described the underworld ("hell", "Christian views on Hades|hades", "infernum") as divided into four distinct parts: Hell of the Damned (which some call Gehenna), Purgatory, #Limbo of the Patriarchs|Limbo of the Fathers or Patriarchs, and #Limbo of Infants|Limbo of the Infants. However, Limbo of the Infants is not an official doctrine of the Catholic Church.
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